The buildings rose two or three floors around, grey and brown, mostly aged brick and sandstone, though some of the older buildings showed signs that the neighborhood once had a little more opulence, with local marbles showing here and there, though there was even more crumbling concrete mixed in, concrete that mirrored the broken sidewalks.
Barry noticed Trish draw a little closer, he was sure unconsciously for there was nothing threatening, the streets and sidewalks were remarkably clean and the few people they saw looked fine, but it seemed that just the neighborhood itself made her more than a little uncomfortable.
“Why did you insist on coming out to this neighborhood? We’re in town to visit my family, not to visit every decrepit spot in town.”
“This is were Rodrigues used to live and work. Before the Transborgs got him.”
Trish turned towards him with her oddly passive face.
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